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Last of the doyens: S. Mohinder

28 Dec 2019 2:04 PM GMT
Destined for greatness, S Mohinder’s journey took him from the depths of obscurity to the centre of a booming film industry where his unique compositions cemented his storied legacy

Faded, not forgotten - Snehal Bhatkar

21 Dec 2019 1:35 PM GMT
Even though his career in Hindi cinema music faded to obscurity despite his unique style, Snehal Bhatkar’s legacy as a pioneering composer in the early days of Indian film music remains

A well-versed artist - Feroz Nizami

14 Dec 2019 1:04 PM GMT
The 1940s composer's singular contribution to melodies in South Asian film music cannot be forgotten. Feroz first took the Bombay film world by storm and then replicated the same in Lahore after 1947

A musical genius - Pt Gobind Ram

7 Dec 2019 1:34 PM GMT
Unlike other directors of the Punjabi school of music, Gobind Ram’s compositions do not typically reflect native Punjabi trends, but instead lay firmly in the category of mainstream 1940s music

Father of Indian symphony orchestra - Timir Baran

30 Nov 2019 2:28 PM GMT
A talented composer who is now forgotten and is unknown to the present generation, Timir Baran, brought Indian movie music out of the influence of theatre and enabled it to acquire its own distinct identity

The overlooked composer: Sardar Malik

23 Nov 2019 1:45 PM GMT
Apart from 600 compositions to his credit, Sardar Malik was a trained choreographer in Kathakali, Manipuri and Bharatnatyam – including ballet and yoga at Uday Shankar’s institute

Lost in anonymity:Iqbal Qureshi

16 Nov 2019 2:28 PM GMT
Lesser known, Iqbal Qureshi, was a true maestro in every sense – though he composed music only for a handful of Hindi movies, his musical gems are relished even today

The Impeccable Arranger Dattaram Wadkar

9 Nov 2019 1:35 PM GMT
There were many musicians responsible in making the 1950’s and 1960’s the Golden Era of Indian Film music, but Dattaram, a prominet and immensely talented music composer, donned many hats – as a tabla player, as an arranger, an assistant music director and also as an independent music composer

Gift from the heavens - Ravindra Jain

2 Nov 2019 1:52 PM GMT
Ravindra Jain was an indomitable spirit – an ace composer and fighter of odds, his contribution to Bollywood across decades has actively shaped the Hindi film music industry

The unsung queen Usha Khanna

26 Oct 2019 1:31 PM GMT
With over 200 films to her name, legendary composer Usha Khanna has built a legacy that is tall, daunting and difficult to replicate

Lost in time Datta Naik

19 Oct 2019 2:55 PM GMT
Buried in yesteryears, Datta Naik was a sensible music director who would use minimum orchestra to develop the apt atmosphere as expressed in the song

Lost in time - Vinod

12 Oct 2019 1:31 PM GMT
Though a talented and celebrated composer, Vinod fell short of reaching the pinnacle of commercial success in an era dominated by prominent composers like Shankar Jaikishan, S D Burman, O P Nayyar and C Ramchandra
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